IBM System x is issuing this statement of direction regarding the Emulex VFA III FCoE/iSCSI License. This software feature is targeting a mid-year 2012 general availability. This software license will activate the FCoE and iSCSI HW Offload Engine on the Emulex 10GbE Virtual Fabric Adapter III for IBM System x (PN 95Y3762) and the Emulex 10GbE Embedded Virtual Fabric Adapter III for IBM System x (PN 90Y6456) and Emulex 10GbE Integrated Virtual Fabric Adapter III for IBM System x (PN 95Y3768).
Emulex VFA III FCoE/iSCSI License for IBM System x enables the convergence of Ethernet, FCoE, and a powerful iSCSI Hardware Offload Engine. This amazing flexibility will allow IBM clients to simplify their I/O infrastructure, improve their network performance, while also reducing their overall hardware capital costs.
IBM System x provides end to end testing for select iSCSI and FCoE configurations. For a list of these configurations, please reference http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic/interoperability.wss to reference all supported configurations.
*Information being released in this Statement of Direction represents IBM's current intent, is subject to change or withdrawal, and represents only goals and objectives